Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to Grow Fresh Basil Easily to Enjoy in the Winter!

Having limited space, I love to save some room for herbs in my garden.  The local wildlife usually left herbs I planted alone.  However, this year the beasts included most of my herbs along with the rest of my vegetables as their salad bar.  For some reason, however, our deer, ground hogs, rabbits, and whatever else that dines in my yard didn't care for the basil I had planted.  Then again, maybe they were just full before they were able to find it.  Nonetheless, I did get to harvest a lot of fresh basil.

I didn't realize how much fresh basil I had picked until washing the large assortment that I had cut.  Having too much, I put a few pieces in a jar of water on my kitchen window sill. 
To my amazement, my basil took to the water before I knew it and was rooting like crazy. 

Believe it or not, I could pick basil from this jar if I had wanted to.  However, I am going to plant it and keep it inside for fresh basil in the winter.

If you have a garden, I just wanted to let you know that you can pick some and put in a jar and watch it grow for fresh homegrown basil in the winter. 

2 comments:

Soozle said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing

vanessa e said...

Thats amazing!! I had no idea all I needed was a mason jar, some water , and some basil to start my own windowsill herb garden. Thanks!